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Item details

Name of item: Houses
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 9-11 & 13 Blenheim Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
9-11 & 13 Blenheim StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

There are a number of stone houses in Isabella Street, Blenheim and Birrell Streets. Dowd considers that they may date back to the 1850's as he is taking much of his information (without acknowledgement) from the 1924 articles by Major Johnston, who had access to older informants, this date is probably substantially correct. All of these houses have archaeological potential, particularly in areas of backyards, wells and privies in which household refuse was discarded. In this group, which is immediately adjacent to a light industry, there is a pair of houses (9-11) with doors at either end of the façade, two symmetrical windows on the upper storey and a verandah over the lower storey. No. 13 "Orford" is a two storey house with a single window in the upper storey and a verandah over the lower storey. All three houses have been renewed with tiled roofs but appear to have retained original fencing. The south gable of "Orford" shows the outline of a one storey building (photo attached).
Date significance updated: 07 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1890-1890
Current use: Dwelling house
Former use: Dwelling house

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item is of archaeological significance
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  06 Dec 96   
Local Environmental Plan  26 Oct 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990A11-13Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Database number: 2620407

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